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Old 9th July 2010, 01:34 PM
ForLorn SouL Offline
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Unhappy [SOVLVED] how to install synaptics driver, modify and recompile it?

hey guys

Im new to fedora
I've been using ubuntu for about two years

my inspiron laptop has a problem with the touchpad
if fails to regester some of the taps
this issue exists only in linux, in all distros
while in windows it works perfectly

on ubuntu I used to solve the problem by modifying and recompiling the synaptics driver
this how I fix it on ubuntu

1. apt-get source xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
2. sudo apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
3- modify the file in the home folder/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-1.2.2/src/synaptics.c 

4. save & close the file
5. sudo dpkg-buildpackage
I don't know how to do it in fedora
when I tried yum install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
it says no package

if anyone can help me I would be thankfull

Last edited by ForLorn SouL; 9th July 2010 at 05:24 PM. Reason: solved
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